Cherry Berries on a Cloud

Today I am kicking off the month of love with a very festive dessert!  Cherry Berries on a Cloud is the ultimate dessert for Valentine’s Day!  I love a good theme and the red and white color scheme fit perfectly with Valentine’s Day.

I believe I originally got this recipe from Taste of Home.   It’s been a staple at our house for year.  You have to plan ahead a little but it is definitely worth it!

What is Cherry Berries on a Cloud

Cherry Berries on a cloud is a meringue based desert that has a creamy sweet layer with a fruit topping of cherries and strawberries.

How do I make a meringue

A meringue is made when you beat egg whites with an electric mixer for several minutes until stiff peaks form.  You will know you have reached the proper consistency when you raise your beater and the egg whites are past being just foamy but have a point that you could almost bend and they are a bright, shiny white color.  Making a meringue does take a little patience, but it is really easy to do with an electric mixer.

After you have the meringue beaten to the proper consistency, you spread it into a prepared 9 x 13 baking dish and bake it at 250 degrees for one hour.  After it’s done baking, turn the oven off and then leave it in there for 12 hours.  I always do this at night and it just stays in the oven overnight.

How do I serve Cherry Berries on a Cloud

The middle filling of this dessert is made of whipped cream, cream cheese, sugar, mini marshmallows and vanilla. Once the meringue has set in the oven for 12 hours, put the cream filling on top and chill for 4 hours.

While you’re letting it chill, mix together a can of cherry pie filling, sliced strawberries and lemon juice to make the topping.

If you are going to be serving this for an event, you can spoon the topping over the meringue and filling.  It is so pretty.

If you think you want to keep it separate, just slice a piece and top each piece individually with the cherry/berry mixture.

This is such a pretty and delicious dessert.  It definitely makes an impression when you see it and it tastes equally good!  Give it a try for your Valentine this year!

Cherry Berries on a Cloud

This meringue dessert is filled with a delicious creamy and slightly sweet mixture and topped with cherries and strawberries.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 20 hours
Cook Time 1 hour
Servings 12


  • 6 large egg whites
  • ½ tsp cream of tartar
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 1 ¾ c sugar


  • 6 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 c sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 c heavy whipping cream, whipped
  • 2 c miniature marshmallows


  • 1 can (21 oz) cherry pie filling
  • 2 c fresh strawberries, sliced
  • 1 tsp lemon juice


  1. Place egg whites in a large bowl; let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes. Add the cream of tartar and salt; beat until foamy. Gradually add sugar, 1 tablespoon at a time, beating on high until stiff peak form (do not under beat). Spread evenly in a greased 9x13 baking pan. Bake at 275° for 1 hour;turn off oven (do not open door). Let cool in oven overnight or at least 12 hours.

  2. In another large bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and vanilla until smooth; gently fold in whipped cream and marshmallows. Spread over meringue. Chill for 4 hours.

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